Digital Programming to stay in touch.

We have been working to take our programming and services online. We will be utilizing the Zoom Meeting Service for classes and workshops, new social hours, and more opportunities to receive direct assistance – online!

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Moving with Music


Introduction to Qigong

Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 am Jan 14 – Mar 18 

Click here to learn more about Introduction to Qigong classes.


Yoga + Stretching

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at various times.

Click here to learn more about our Yoga + Stretching classes.


Strength + Balance


Stay Fit at Home, Anytime!

Browse a selection of fitness videos you can do at home!

Click here to learn more about the fitness video gallery.


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Healthy Cooking Class 

Learn healthy cooking and eating from the comfort of your own kitchen in GenPride’s monthly Healthy Cooking Class. This free, online beginner’s series is presented in partnership with the Chicken Soup Brigade and is open to any King County resident 55 years or older and/or their caregivers.*  

Each month for six months, beginning Tuesday June 8, Nutritionist & Educator Haley Higgins will demonstrate how to prepare easy, affordable, tasty, and healthy foods at home. You’ll also learn how to make healthy food choices to prevent and manage common health concerns. This six-class series is specially designed for those who want to gain a basic understanding of nutrition and health. 


Participants will also have the option to reserve and pick up a free grocery bag containing ingredients for each month’s recipe from the GenPride office on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Come join us for this fun and informative class! 

Tuesday 1pm – 2pm 

Remaining dates: Dec 14

Register today at www.genpri.de/pots-plans

*NOTE: Due to funders’ requirements, if class registration exceeds capacity, priority will be given to seniors with a monthly income of $2,100 or less. 

T’ai Chi Chih

Joy through movement

Join us online for a new series of 10 weekly T’ai Chi Chih® classes for the LGBTQAI+ and gender non-conforming community and their allies. T’ai Chi Chih is a slow-moving, meditative routine of 19 moves and one pose. These movements circulate and balance the internal energy, known as Chi, to all the organs, muscles, and bones. Tai Chi Chih has a number of benefits, including reduced stress, increased energy and mental clarity, as well as improved balance, flexibility, stamina, and mood.


These free morning classes are held Thursdays, 10:00 am to 11:15 am, starting October 7 through December 16. (No class on Thanksgiving Day.) Anyone can do T’ai Chi Chih regardless of age or physical condition. It can even be done while seated in a chair.


Instructor Linda Robinson has taught T’ai Chi Chih® in Seattle for over 20 years and regularly attends the National T’ai Chi Chih Teachers’ Annual Conference. She has taught in wellness centers, senior centers, Parks and Recreation facilities, and the Lesbian Resource Center.

To register: www.genpri.de/tcc

Thursdays, 10 – 11:15 am

October 7 – December 16

Register today! 

www.genpri.de/tcc

Moving with music

Discover your Inner Movement Artist!

Our new Moving with Music class will focus on proper alignment and breathwork to get you in touch with elongating your spine, breathing more deeply, and lengthening your musculature. In this chair-based class, you will be guided through a series of gentle movements and stretches to open up your joints, warm up your muscles, and increase your range of motion.


We will also explore dance-based exercises that begin in a seated position and gradually move to standing or chair-assisted standing. We will work to strengthen your balance and improve posture as we have fun moving to music. No dance experience is necessary. All skill levels are welcome!


About the Instructor:

Bryon Carr is certified through the American Fitness and Aerobics Association (AFAA) and has been teaching multi-level exercise classes to people age 60+ for more than 15 years. He also has an extensive background in modern dance and ballet, which informs his teaching style. By focusing on proper alignment, his classes help increase strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination while providing ample amounts of fun!

Thursdays, 6pm

Beginning October 7

Register today! 

www.genpri.de/musicmoves

Writers Workshop 

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Develop vivid characters
  • Create effective dialogue
  • Bring your thoughts and emotions to life in the story
  • Show your story, rather than tell your story
  • Write openings that grab the reader’s attention
  • Create an active scene and setting for your story
  • Join a community of LGBTQ+ writers and understand how together we co-create and document our rich and moving life stories.

Tuesdays 6 to 8 pm

April 20 – May 11

Register today! 

www.genpri.de/writers

Introduction to Qigong

Join Instructor Kimberly Ivy, founder of Seattle’s Embrace the Moon Tai Chi and Qigong for a free, 12-week Qigong course.


Qigong is a contemplative movement system that is one of the main branches of Chinese Medicine. (The others are Nutrition, Massage, Herbs, and Acupuncture.) There are many variations of Qigong and you’ve likely seen several of them being practiced in the parks or online. 

No matter the method variety, all Qigong is a health system that helps us to understand Yin/Yang philosophy, meditation, breath, and movement. All of these beautiful flows harmonize the body, mind, and spirit with nature and provide many health benefits. In just a short time of practice, you’ll find you feel better all-around! 

This course will cover fundamental methods of breathing, movement, and concentration. We will teach walking and breathing methods, meditation techniques, and the more active Ba Duan Jin, or “Eight Jewels,” a 2000-year-old Qigong form still popular and relevant today. Between classes, you can practice with recordings you will receive of each of the class sessions. People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome and will benefit from this free course!  

To attend this series, please register here: http://genpri.de/qigong

Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30am

Jan 14 – Mar 18 

Health and Wellness Programming

Classes are free and open to all senior and older adult LGBTQIA+, their Significant Others, Friends, Family, Allies, or Caregivers.

STRENGTH & BALANCE

Join us for this 40-minute movement-based class that integrates full-body strength, balance, and core-strengthening exercises.


Exercises will focus on strengthening the major muscle groups of the body in vertical and horizontal positions for strength and challenging our static and dynamic balance.

In this virtually-taught class, we will use our own body weight using a chair for balance for support and a mat to aid various core strengthening exercises.


Every Tuesday

from 3:45 – 4:25 pm


YOGA & STRETCHING

Experience with yoga or stretching is not required. This class is designed to be approachable by all populations, regardless of fitness level. Moves in class are broken down in a slow and manageable manner.

The intention of the class is to move a little and have a lot of fun – even if you don’t perform each move perfectly.


Mondays | 11 am – Noon

Wednesdays | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Fridays | 3:30 – 4:30 pm


Stay Fit at on your own schedule with Yoga and Exercise Videos. These pre-recorded videos are free to watch any time!

Fitness Videos by Category

BEDTIME / IN BED YOGA + EXERCISES 

CHAIR / IN OFFICE / AT HOME YOGA, POSTURE + EXERCISES


MAT YOGA + HOW-TO + INFORMATIONAL VIDEO 


GENERAL FITNESS VIDEOS 

We value accessibility, respect, and security. 

Group Agreements: By sharing in this space, we are all consenting to following these agreements:

  • Please mute your mic when you are not speaking to avoid additional background noise.  
  • Please use the non-verbal cues in the chatbox to “raise your hand” to get in the queue to share, lower your hand after you’ve shared. 
  • If you would rather not share verbally, you can type what you would like shared into the chat and a facilitator(s) will read it out according to the queue 
  • We understand many of you are calling from the comfort of your own home – please conduct yourself as you would if we were in a shared physical space together.
  • In order to minimize distractions, please turn off your video camera if you plan on moving around a lot, having extra guests over, participating in any illicit activities, or demonstrating any other behaviors or actions that could otherwise distract other attendees. 
  • If you are participating in any distracting behaviors or leave your audio on after sharing, your video and audio will be turned off. 

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